Bridgewater College will accept up to six semester hours of equivalent graduate work transferred from institutions credentialed by accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. International institution credits will be evaluated by the World Education Services evaluations process and the College’s registrar.
Credit is allowed only for those courses within the previous five (5) years, in which a grade of C or better has been earned. Only credits are accepted in transfer; grades are not transferred and do not affect the student’s cumulative grade point average. Credit from institutions on a system other than the semester hour system is converted to semester hours. Students receive no more, and may receive fewer, than the number of credits earned at the host institutions. The student is responsible for supplying official descriptions of courses and any other supporting information such as course syllabi as requested to determine course transferability.
Transcripts will be evaluated by the registrar on a course‑by‑course basis. Only work comparable to that offered at Bridgewater College in level, nature and discipline will be accepted for degree credit. Official transcripts must be submitted.
Policies governing transfer credit may vary by graduate program and in some cases be far more delimiting than general institutional requirements. All program‑specific information is detailed in subsequent sections.